National Monuments Report Summary

Buzzwords: National Monument First look at the report summary sent by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to the president regarding the 27 national monuments larger than 100,000 acres established since the presidency of Bill Clinton. The entire report has not yet been made public. Downsizing the size of the monuments represents an unprecedented effort …

Democracy and the Internet #electionnz

New Zealand’s general election – hashtag #electionnz —  is scheduled on Saturday, September 23 to determine the membership of the 52nd New Zealand Parliament. Tuesday, August 22, 6-7pm Auckland time, Internet New Zealand hosts Democracy and the Internet, a free event about the impact the Internet has on elections. The event will also be livestreamed with the …

Planning for Inclusive Tourism in México #TurismoEsBienestar

News from Mexico’s tourism secretariat, SECTUR Following the recommendations of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and in order to strengthen the strengths of tourism in Mexico and identify challenges and opportunities, the Secretariat of Tourism, in conjunction with the Tourism Committee of the National Conference of Governors, public institutions and private organizations …

History of the Old Spanish Trail

Photo: Jimmy Emerson, Old Spanish Trail Marker Las Vegas – The Clark County Wetlands Park hosts a lecture about the history of the Old Spanish Trail Thursday, August 17, from 6-8pm. Presenter Liz Warren is a historian and one of the founders of the Old Spanish Trail Association. The two-hour lecture is free to attend and …

Agrobiodiversity and food in Mexico

Conabio hosts the seminar Agrobiodiversity and food in Mexico (Agrobiodiversidad y alimentación en México) Friday, August 25, 12-130pm. Seminar language: Spanish Presenters include Amanda Galvez, Cristina Almeida and Mario del Roble Pensado. Location: Sala Xitle. Liga Periférico – Insurgentes Sur, Núm. 4903, Col. Parques del Pedregal, Delegación Tlalpan, 14010, Ciudad de México. There will be livestreaming …

Sharing Cultures on the Social Web

Photo: Fire-Breathing Mantis, Las Vegas Planeta.com’s director Ron Mader presented four workshop sessions under the rubric of Sharing Cultures on the Social Web, introducing examples from around the world of cultural conservation using the social web at the Native Innovation Educational Technology Conference (June 22-23). What does the title allude? Sharing in terms of generosity and in terms of …

Indigenous Peoples Week #ipw7

Poster: #ipw7 Planeta.com’s seventh annual celebration of social web storytelling about Indigenous peoples and tourism around the world — Indigenous Peoples Week took place August 7-13. 2017, the seventh year for Indigenous Peoples Week and Planeta.com’s 17th year of innovative online conferencing. Hashtag: #ipw7 Wiki Participation is free. Donations are welcome. The week focuses attention on …

Ho’oku’ikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival

Hawai’i – Pu’ukoholā Heiau National Historic Site celebrates its 45th anniversary with their annual Ho’oku’ikahi Establishment Day Hawaiian Cultural Festival. The festival opened with Nā Papa Kanaka o Pu`ukoholā Heiau performing the Ho`okupu ceremony on Saturday, August 12 at Pelekane Bay. On Sunday, August 13 the festivities continue from 930am to 3pm. This annual celebration …

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People 2017

Poster: Indigenous Day The United Nations’ International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is observed each year on August 9 to promote and protect the rights of the world’s Indigenous population. This event recognizes the achievements and contributions made by Indigenous Peoples. The commemoration takes place on in recognition of the first meeting of the …